Shantivana Trust to institute Yoga Ratna award

Shantivana Trust to institute Yoga Ratna award

Yoga being performed during International Day of Yoga programme at Dharmasthala on Thursday.

Yoga has a therapeutic benefit. It is not restricted to any caste, religion or language, and is known across the world, said minister for Minor
Irrigation, C S Puttaraju.

He was speaking after inaugurating the International Day of Yoga programme at Dharmasthala, on Thursday.

He said that yoga helps in staying both physically and mentally fit. Swamy Vivekananda, Rajkumar and Narendra Modi gave it a priority. Swamy Vivekananda introduced yoga in Chicago, in 1893.

Lauding the social services rendered through SKDRDP, he said that the SKDRDP has helped in creating a silent revolution in society.

MLA Harish Poonja said, “Yoga has given an international status to the country.”

Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari D Veerendra Heggade said, “Yoga is not just an exercise. It helps in controlling our senses, mind and body, and thus helps in leading a contentful life.” He said that he practices yoga daily for half an hour and also walks for three kilometres in the evening.

‘Yoga Ratna award’

Heggade announced that Dharmasthala Shantivana Trust will institute Yoga Ratna award for those who achieved in Yoga at the national level. The first award will be conferred during the International Day of Yoga on June 21, 2019, at Dharmasthala.

Three-day workshop for 500 NSS officers will be held at Ujire, he said.

Golden Book of Record

The students of SDM College Of Naturopathy And Yogic Sciences have entered into the Golden Book of Record by performing Sutranethi kriya.

The duration was five minutes. In one minute at a time, 368 students had performed Sutranethi wherein a string is inserted into the nose and then pulled out from the mouth. The performance was filmed and will be sent to Golden Book of Record in California, said principal Dr Prashanth Shetty.